Russian flag will not fly during the 2018 Winter Olympics

Russian flag will not fly during the 2018 Winter Olympics

Last summer, facing similar calls to exclude Russia from the Rio Olympics, the IOC pushed the decision onto the worldwide federations of individual sports, allowing them to choose which Russian athletes could compete. The IOC also dismissed Dmitry Chernyshenko, former CEO of the Organizing Committee Sochi 2014, from the Coordination Commission Beijing 2022.

The president of the Russian skating union has described the decision of offensive and insulting. However, this information was not was not available to the IOC prior to the Olympic Games Rio 2016. Russian Federation hosted the last Winter Games in Sochi in 2014, an event where they finished fourth in the medal race. The nation's deputy prime minister, Vitaly Mutko, was Russia's top sports official during the 2014 Sochi Games and was directly implicated by Rodchenkov.

Russian lawmakers and other officials quickly rejected the International Olympic Committee decision, saying it was influenced by politics.

The IOC also ordered the ROC to reimburse the costs of the IOC investigation and to contribute $15 million to the establishment of the Independent Testing Authority.

The Russian Olympic team has been barred from competing in the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, The New York Times reported.

On Tuesday, the world of global athletics was upended by some of the biggest news in modern Olympics history.

It said this confirmed the "unprecedented nature of the cheating scheme and, as a effect, the exceptional damage to the integrity of the IOC, the Olympic Games and the entire Olympic Movement".

"The IOC took a strong and principled decision", the USOC said in a statement.

The report by IOC-appointed investigator Samuel Schmid, the former president of Switzerland who was asked to verify an "institutional conspiracy", included a 50-page sworn affidavit from Rodchenkov, who was also a key witness for McLaren and an International Olympic Committee disciplinary commission.

The commission based its findings on an independent report by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren that was commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency and published a year ago.

Tuesday's decision may have major consequences for another major sports event, next year's $11 billion soccer World Cup in Russian Federation. Investigators say Russian officials went to elaborate means to ensure a better showing - and it worked, as Russia's athletes more than doubled their medal count by winning 33 medals (13 of them gold), the most of any country.

Related News:

  • YouTube to counter extremist content with 10000 staff

    YouTube to counter extremist content with 10000 staff

    Wojcicki said the company will apply lessons learned from combating violent and extremist videos to other "problematic" videos. YouTube is now training its machine-learning technology to tackle other areas including child safety and hate speech.
    Starbucks to Go

    Starbucks to Go "Venti" in China

    Over two floors, Starbuck's Shanghai Roastery is the size of a soccer field and is said to be the brand's most hi-tech store yet. Starbucks worked with Alibaba Group to provide the augmented reality experiences and some light explanations of coffee-making.
    US Trade Deficit Widens More Than Expected To USD48.7 Billion In October

    US Trade Deficit Widens More Than Expected To USD48.7 Billion In October

    World trade flows have grown this year, as global economies are growing in sync and at almost the best paces since the recession. On the other hand, the Commerce Department said the value of exports edged down by less than a tenth of a % to USD195.9 billion.
  • Pink: I'm raising my children 'gender-neutral'

    Pink: I'm raising my children 'gender-neutral'

    I was like: 'Great, can you teach me how to make African food? Absolutely 100 percent. I want to skip ahead to the part that it's over and we start the clean-up process".
    Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams Team on ‘Star Trek' Pitch

    Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams Team on ‘Star Trek' Pitch

    Quentin Tarantino has said that he would like to direct the new Star Trek film and has already got ideas for what he would do. However, Tarantino needs to work on a franchise and a studio that would allow him creative liberty, as you could imagine.
    Trump's Utah Agenda: Keep Romney Out of the Senate

    Trump's Utah Agenda: Keep Romney Out of the Senate

    Hatch has defended Trump at times when the majority of the GOP has flocked in the opposite direction - and Trump has taken notice. The obvious goal: block Romney by denying him a good chance of winning the Utah senate republican primary, to be held next year.
  • SpaceX's new

    SpaceX's new "Falcon Heavy" rocket to carry Tesla Roadster to Mars

    The launch of the Falcom Heavy will be from the Apollo 11 pad at the Kenedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral in Florida. His Tweet also cautioned that the cart would be in space for a billion years or so "if it doesn't blow up on ascent".
    Listeriosis outbreak claims 36 lives in S

    Listeriosis outbreak claims 36 lives in S

    Motsoaledi says newborns, the elderly, pregnant women and people with weak immunity are at high risk of getting listeriosis . Of the 557 cases, 34% were confirmed at private health facilities, while 66% were detected at public hospitals.
    Georgia school bus crash kills 5-year-old girl

    Georgia school bus crash kills 5-year-old girl

    Logan reported that 22 children were taken to area hospitals and Memorial Health University Medical Center for various injuries. Rodriguez was trapped in the bus after the accident, and she was later freed.
  • FB debuts Messenger Kids to kidnap teens from Snapchat

    FB debuts Messenger Kids to kidnap teens from Snapchat

    One user gave the product one star and commented: "Way too easy for children to sign up without parents' knowledge". Messenger Kids is a separate app and doesn't require a Facebook account.
    Trump Thought Pence and Family Were Low-Class 'Yokels — The Atlantic

    Trump Thought Pence and Family Were Low-Class 'Yokels — The Atlantic

    Mike Pence , himself an evangelical believer, also told CBN: "I've been with this President in the Oval Office with religious leaders".
    The Force Is Strong With The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition

    The Force Is Strong With The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition

    Present during India's Comic-Con, OnePlus (who is one of the sponsors) briefly teased the upcoming OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition. The company is holding an event on December 14 in India to mark the arrival of the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition.


Most liked

Federal Bureau of Investigation ordered 4000+ guns seized from buyers who failed background checks
It was not immediately clear how numerous guns were successfully recovered. "You don't want ATF to stand for 'after the fact". The FBI's national instant criminal background check system processed a record 27.5 million background checks past year .

Notable Stock Analysts Ratings Regal Entertainment Group (RGC)
The stock has a market capitalization of $3,250.00, a PE ratio of 23.30, a P/E/G ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 1.14. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Regal Entertainment Group by 9.9% in the third quarter.

Tour De Yorkshire 2018: Mark Cavendish To Compete In Four-Day Race
Day one, on May 3, startes in Beverley and heads to Hornsea and through to Wolds to Pocklington before finishing in Doncaster. The Tour de Yorkshire has been expanded to four days for 2018, with the women's race to be staged over two days.

$3.31 Billion in Sales Expected for Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) This Quarter
It is negative, as 70 investors sold KMI shares while 349 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 128 raised stakes. Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio invested 0.03% in Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY). (NYSE:T).

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) Shares Bought by Fort LP
Alpine Woods Cap Invsts Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.06% in Gilead Sciences, Inc . (NASDAQ: GILD ) for 174,500 shares. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.14/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 6.6%.

Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) EPS Estimated At $0.96
Finally, Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its position in shares of Adobe Systems by 100.0% in the second quarter. The software company reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.09.

AMD Always Connected PCs will include Qualcomm modems
Although the NovaGo has been announced , there's no word as to when it will arrive in the shops. This is despite Qualcomm announcing its predecessor, the Snapdragon 845 at the same conference.

Jose Mourinho makes Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose his No.1 January target
Tottenham had already sold Kyle Walker to Manchester City and the former Southampton boss was keen to keep Rose at the club. Former Arsenal striker Wright believes the Tottenham fans would support Pochettino's decision to sell Rose.

John Conyers Steps Down
He added that he hopes his retirement will be viewed in the "larger perspective" of his more than 50 years as a lawmaker. The House Ethics Committee announced last week it has opened an investigation into allegations.

Honor View 10 Unveiled in the UK Ahead of January 8 Launch
During a media event today , Huawei's sub-brand Honor launched its latest mid-ranger, the Honor 7X on the Western market. At an event in London today where it launched the 7X ( review ), Honor has now globally launched the V10 as the View10.

Rio Tinto (RIO) Receives "Buy" Rating from Deutsche Bank
Coliseum Capital Management Llc holds 5.21% of its portfolio in Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. for 931,808 shares. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, August 18 by Deutsche Bank. (NASDAQ:ADES) rating on Wednesday, August 9.

S.Africa's Ramaphosa gets most nominations ahead of ANC leadership vote
How does voting work at the ANC conference? "You have to understand, this is KZN and we are ANC for Nkosazana all the way". Under the stewardship of chairman Sihle Zikalala, the province has not been shy in voicing its support for Dlamini-Zuma.

Texas A&M officially introduces Jimbo Fisher as new head coach
During his introductory press conference, Fisher was asked what he considered a reasonable timetable to transform A&M's football program good to great.

Governor Cooper Proclaims Computer Science Education Week
Organizers believe middle school is the flawless age to introduce girls to opportunities they could have in high school. Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook have donated more than $10 million each to Code.org since its inception.

Broadcom and Qualcomm; GNC — CORPORATE REPORT
Broadcom's candidates list has a similar mix in expertise, but none of the candidates is affiliated with Qualcomm . The offered amount was 33 percent higher than Qualcomm's 30-day average share price at the time.